DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000509

Social Activities of Religious Institutions

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Justinas Sadauskas

Institute of Educational Sciences and Social Work


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not applicable

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

Face-to-face

2 semester

English, Lithuanian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

To acquaint students with social services provided by religious communities, to clarify its theoretical and practical aspects.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Will be able to work or cooperate with religious institutions.

Lectures, working in groups, discussions, case studies, video and audio material, trips. Preaparation and presentation of written work.

Tasks carried out by individually and by groups. Written works. Presentations. Exam.

Will gain knowledge about the basic principles of Christian social teaching and their application in practical activities of social work.

Lectures, working in groups, discussions, case studies, video and audio material, trips. Preaparation and presentation of written work.

Tasks carried out by individually and by groups. Written works. Presentations. Exam.

Will be able to accept clients' religious beliefs in tolerant and respectful manner.

Lectures, working in groups, discussions, case studies, video and audio material, trips. Preaparation and presentation of written work.

Tasks carried out by individually and by groups. Written works. Presentations. Exam.


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

Philosophical fundamentals, incentives, objectives and means of Christian social activities.

2

2

4

6

Carried out individual and group work. Reflection. Preparation and presentation of selected topic.

Historical review of social activities carried out by religious communities in Lithuania and worldwide.

2

2

4

10

Carried out individual and group work. Reflection. Preparation and presentation of selected topic.

Legislative and legal aspects of Christian social activities in Lithuania and abroad.

2

2

4

10

Carried out individual and group work. Reflection. Preparation and presentation of selected topic.

Main fields, providers, and recipients of religious social activities.

2

2

4

10

Carried out individual and group work. Reflection. Preparation and presentation of selected topic.

Vision and mission of the religious social activities.

2

2

4

10

Carried out individual and group work. Reflection. Preparation and presentation of selected topic.

General introduction to today’s social activities of Christian religious communities in Lithuania and abroad.

2

2

4

10

Carried out individual and group work. Reflection. Preparation and presentation of selected topic.

Several critical and moral aspects of the social activities of religious organizations.

2

4

6

18

Carried out individual and group work. Reflection. Preparation and presentation of selected topic.

Career opportunities and the choice of social work in religious communities and organizations.

2

2

4

10

Carried out individual and group work. Reflection. Preparation and presentation of selected topic.

International religious social support organizations.

2

2

4

10

Carried out individual and group work. Reflection. Preparation and presentation of selected topic.

Major world religions and their influence to global society.

4

6

10

18

Carried out individual and group work. Reflection. Preparation and presentation of selected topic.

Assessment

2

2

Overall

22

26

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

10

All semester during seminars.

Participation in discusions during each seminar. Reviewing of peer report.

Preparation and delivery of presentations

20

All semester during seminars.

Writen work done according metodologycal requiements; Reports submitted on time;

Examination

70

At the end of course.

Correct and complete answers.